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argued for granting russia pntr, which has until now been prevented by what is known as the jackson-vanik amendment, focus on the supposedly bilateral trade benefits. the issue that concerns me and many members is not trade but human rights. advocates of repeal say that the jackson-vanik amendment is outdated and is purely symbolic and therefore should be disregarded. but in the ira of human rights, madam speaker, symbols can have a very great importance. over the years jackson-vanik has become a sign of the continuing u.s. commitment to human rights in russia and elsewhere. repealing the amendment could very well be interpreted as an indication that our commitment is now weakening. this would be a terrible signal to send at a time when putin is in the process of imposing ever tighter restrictions on all opposition to his regime, especially democratic activists and any others who dare to defy the authorities. i also oppose granting russia aren't -- pntr at this time because it is but one more concession by the united states in pursuit of the president's failed reset of relations wit
moment tarle but we wanted to follow up about jesse jackson jr. retiring from congress. he has smit his letter of resignation to speaker john boehner. they confirmed that today and he write it is move will set off a scrammle to fill the seat in the chicago area. pat quinn will have five days from the effective date of the resignation to announce the time of the special election. jesse jackson jr. resigning his seat in congress. we'll keep you posted on that. and we said we would take you live to the united nations at 3:00 this afternoon. that has been pushed back likely in response to the news of the ceasefire in israel today. that has been pushed to 3:30 eastern. we will take you there once it gets under way. >> james on our 65 and over line. good afternoon, sir. caller: i'm 85-year-old and i was living good up until the last four years off of my retirement. but in the last four years the cost of living has gone up so much that i can't make it. i have to get out and get odd jobs to buy groceries. and this -- the first of this year i got a 1.7 increase in social security and cost of liv
. the house will be in order. for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas rise? ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, thank you very much. just about 40 minutes or so ago we were in the midst of a debate concerning stem, something that most americans have come to now understand the acronym as it deals with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. as a longstanding member of the subcommittee on immigration and on homeland security, stem now is a basis for expanding visas to ensure -- to give opportunities to young people who are graduating from our research institutions of higher learning that have been born in other countries, give them the ability to be able to stay here to help create jobs and to build this economy. that's a good thing. but on november 6, 2012, i think america spoke and said we're ready to go further. i voted no on the rule because i believe we're ready for comprehensive imm
and on your tenure here in the house. you will be missed. the jackson-vanik amendment, mr. speaker, was a product of the cold war. when the communist threat was ever present, communist countries had little or no rights. as mr. rohrabacher, our friend from california, just said, we need to recognize that today's russia while hardly a perfect place when it comes to human rights and political expression is not the soviet union. we need a positive framework, economic, political, social, to move forward. this pntr, normalizing trade relations, allows us to wrangle with russia when we think they are wrong in trade disputes at the world trade organization. absent this normalization, we don't have that leverage. furthermore, the committee is to be really commended as is my colleague from massachusetts, mr. mcgovern, for creating a statutory framework for addressing one of the most egregious human rights violations in modern russian history involving sergei magnitsky. this framework could ultimately be a model, frankly, as we move forward in other parts of the world as well, but it certainl
. speaker, i now yield to a senior member of the house judiciary committee, sheila jackson lee of texas, for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i thank the distinguished gentleman. i think the difference with my friends on the other side of the aisle is their lack of recollecting that america's always viewed immigration as good. . i heard a potent story this morning about the restoring of the statue of lib that's right so many of us as children have had the opportunity to climb to the very top and be reminded of the welcoming of the huddled poor. that's what this debate is all about. just for a moment i want to thank the chairman for yielding to me, and i just want to deviate for a moment in this time of economic tension just to remind people that tomorrow's world aids day and i want to congratulate the thomas street clinic in my district. remind people 25 million people have died since 1981. i just wanted to acknowledge those individuals as we begin this very important debate. we are respectful of immigrants
but it was a hard job. he tried to be honest in jackson county. >> how many of the pickwick papers did you read? >> all of them. >> where did you do it? >> at home. everything you can get on a cd- rom -- a library that is wonderful to work with. i would tell him what to ask for, he did all of the grunt work. so i got all of this on cd-rom and sometimes xeroxes. i did read them all. it is a wonderful statement -- he said that more than once. am i an ethical fool? everyone else was getting rich. there were two bonds in the county for $60 million. these are the 1920's -- $10 million a lot of money spent on infrastructure. and they said that you will never get it. he got it. he went around and said we needed. the second one, $50 million, harry truman built 162 miles of concrete roads. before then, they were all dirt roads. he built to beautiful city halls. one was an art deco style. he built culverts. no farmer was more than a mile or so from one of these very big main roads. he built these spurs in concrete so the farmers could get across to the market. i think i mentioned that he wrote a little b
diverse nation. host: let's go to jackson, mississippi, on the democratic line. caller: good morning. i'm very glad i got through. i'm very interested in what you are talking about. i am just elated that this gentleman is on and speaking of the hispanic people. i think they are doing a great job. they come here to work. their values are no different than american values. they want family. they want to take care of their kids. they want their kids educated. they want their children to be able to work in this society just like everybody in america. everybody in america huckster remember there -- america house to remember their ancestors came here for the same reasons -- everybody in america has to remember that their ancestors came here for the same reasons. the gentleman that was on before that was talking about we need to learn our values -- we have not learned our own values yet. host: max sevilla? guest: i take great pride in the fact we are upright -- a nation of immigrants. we are a melting pot. through our diversity, we have a new and interesting for festive -- an interesting persp
. mr. holt for today and november 16 and ms. jackson lee of texas for today. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the requests are granted. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. thank you, mr. speaker, members of the house. i don't think the house is in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. if members will take their conversation office the floor. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i urge this house to come together and support a new comprehensive farm bill. farmers in my district are the most efficient producers in the world. however their productivity could be hindered if we don't act on a farm bill. after facing a tremendous drought this year, farmers saw a drop in yield. however there is so much uncertainty if we don't act soon, producers in my district and across the country could be facing unjust consequences when buying their seed and other inputters in 2013 crops. we need to bring the house bill to the floor for a vote sew so we can go to conference committee and work out our difference
to be close. it's going to be close. i'll say about the same -- i'm here in jackson so this is a republican area but he won't win this state probably. host: thanks for the call. we appreciate it. this is a live view of the white house. a comment on our twitter feed saying -- host: if you are just joining us live coverage on the final campaign appearances from president obama and romney. we'll have that live when it happens. in the meantime the candidates chris crossing the state. we heard from paul ryan earlier today. biden was in virginia earlier today. >> hello virginia. you guys look pretty warm. how are you guys doing? are you ready to re-elect barack obama and joe biden? [applause] >> are you ready to elect tim mccain? [applause] >> i know some of you have been volunteering for weeks and weeks and months and months on end. thank you, thank you, thank you. you know in 2008 virginia was the place, the eppi center of the election. in 2008, it was virginia that elected barack obama. are you ready to do it again? [applause] we're back to being another battleground state. and we all want our
purpose does the gentlewoman from texas rise? ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: i thank the distinguished gentleman. let me say good morning and wish america a wonderful season but more importantly, i hope everyone had a blessed thanksgiving, and that is what i'd like to speak about. this whole idea of giving thanks and recognizing where we are today. before i start that, very briefly, let me encourage my colleagues to join me in supporting the congressional gold medal mulawa. we fail to recognize children. she was a little girl in pakistan who was willing to stand up to the taliban to say we too deserve education. she is being promoted as person of the year. i hope congress will celebrate her as well. i mention thanksgiving and i believe it's important to focus on that. i ask my colleagues to gather their wits about them, to gather their wits as we reflect on what will approach us in january of 2013. it not be the declin
and pray that they win it. >> we will go to steve on the republican line from jackson, mississippi. good evening to you. >> how are you doing? >> fine, thank you. >> i do not feel like a, has put in work to be the president. once again he led us down. jobs are nowhere in mississippi that i can find and i've been looking for three years. we need you to step up. >> dennis is next from four again. -- oregon. >> i have been an independent most of my life. i just voted for barack obama because the fact that everything he tried to do was blocked by the republicans and what he has accomplished is a lot in the last four years. i hope he wins. >> thank you for the call. from our twitter page. the networks declaring that barack obama winning pennsylvania. pennsylvania was mitt romney's pat way to-- pathway to 270. that pathways closing up fast. line.mocrats' >> hello and thank you for taking my call. i wanted to say that i am a retired firefighter, 34 years. 70% of our responses are medical related. most of those people go to the emergency room. they have no primary care. where have the republican
states. he is the first president since andrew jackson to be reelected to have a smaller share of the vote than when he won. at this point, he is tied with george w. bush for the narrowest margin of victory ever for is successfully reelected president. we are a very divided country. demography gives democrats an opportunity to build a majority coalition. they have won the popular vote five out of six presidential elections. it is a real challenge in executing the opportunity that the democratic -- demographic change provides. the campaign showed the weakness of both sides been the republicans are unable to win 20% of minorities. both parties are looking at structural challenges in who they speak to them back the chance that obama had to build a robust coalition was not realised, but demography still gives democrats an edge on the presidential level. >> i've focused very heavily on young voters. it has been my personal crusade to figure out how the right can win more young voters back onto our site. in 2008, it was an historic election. barack obama won young voters by 34 points
: jackson, mississippi. host: good morning. what do you think about the u.s. electoral system? caller: i would rather see just the popular vote. sometimes i do not think it is fair. but the one thing i wanted to call in about, about obama being a christian, one sunday morning about one year ago i was getting ready to worship and he was talking on television. i actually heard him say i am muslim. i was talking to a friend the other day and she said she heard the same thing. so, he is not a christian, he is a muslim. he said it on television. eyes and ears do not deny. host: i am sorry to say, i did that here that, i am looking at articles about that. if the president says he is a christian, does that matter to you? caller: did you hear him say that he was a christian? host: we have aired programs on c-span where he talks about his faith and background, yes. caller: i also heard him say that he is a muslim. besides, the other thing, he is profane to things that god has said in the bible. that are wrong. the gay style, and also abortion. and he is for that. host: do you look at mitt romney'
importantly, you opened your homes, you held caucus training, you marched with us at the jefferson jackson dinner. and then on a cold january night, you stood up for barack because you knew that he would stand up for you. and over these past four years, our family has been truly blessed, truly blessed by all of the love and support and priors that we have received from -- prayers from every corner of this country. and barack has been blessed to have all of you by his side to bring that change we can believe in. it is an honor and a privilege to serve this nation, just know that. and tomorrow we get the chance to finish what we started here in iowa. [applause] tomorrow all across this state, all across this country we will line up and vote in libraries and community centers and school gyms. doorsgoing to knock on until our fingers are numb, we're going to make calling until our voices are hoarse. and we won't stop until every last vote is counted. and we will do it because while we have come so far, we know there is so much more to do. and what we really truly know is we cannot turn back no
jesse jackson jr. reelected. our next call comes from nashville, tennessee. this is the jacob. caller: thank you for receiving my call. i voted for jill stein. i feel both parties are very short sighted as far as the future of the planet. it is proven by the flooding and so forth. if we do not get into sustainable thinking, then all of this is basically a moot question. also, at each individual has their own responsibility to change their lifestyle so that they do not get sick. it is a two edged sword. corporations will always trump the environment for short-term gains. for example, the promotion of soft drinks. all of these things are killing us, and it is an economic factor. therefore, i am relieved that obama got in, the lesser of two evils thing, but i definitely feel like we are sure-sided. host: have you looked on line to total votell stein's take was? caller: i have not looked. i am sure it is less than 1%. the thing about third parties it is they can have an influence, and if each of us raises consciousness, that could change things. host: as we mentioned earlier, there is a c
texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. mr. speaker, thank you for your courtesies, there is so much that we can acknowledge and respect as we come back to work on behalf of the american people. i would like my colleagues to allow me for a moment to the raise the issue of the recognition of introducing a legislative initiative to award the congressional gold medal to the little girl in pakistan who had the courage to stand up against the heinous of the taliban. on october 9, 2012, she was shot and nearly killed by taliban operatives because she advocated for educating girls in pakistan. and her shooting has sent shock waves to leaders around the world. taliban leaders remain unrepet ent. as she heals, they have continued to threaten her that she will be shot again. 61 million children worldwide are not enrolled in schools. pakistan is the second highest number of girls not attending schools in the world. as a co-founder of the congressional pakistan caucus, i urming my colleagues to sign on. united nations declared saturday, n
jackson jr. as seed. he resigned as many of you know. years the "new york times." and on the economy, cyber monday and black friday, to results are in it. usa today money section, business at top retailers up 26.6%. the economists are saying, and retail sales amount of last year to a little over $60 billion. this year their projected to be about $79 billion. also, this side story on the economy and a shopping. this from the usa today. for the second consecutive year, prospective gun buyers joined black friday shoppers and record numbers. speaking of the money and costs, the new york post front page, the governor there in their york gov. cuomo says the price tag should be about 42 billion in economic damage. possibly worse than hurricane katrina. go ahead.n, we lost her. chris, on our line for what do you think? caller: there has been a lot of greed here in america. there has been away too much to double spending, preparing for obamacare to be pushed. also, i think there is too much spending is going in to government aid. it is too much. i cannot see why people would rather quit their
trade relations, replacing the 1974 special bilateral agreement with russia, known as the jackson-vanik amendment. the united states is not required to change any u.s. law as a result of russia's w.t.o. membership other than this change to the 1974 trade law. this is in contrast to bilateral free trade agreements where the united states is required to provide duty-free treatment. if that were all there was to h.r. 6156, it would pass or fail along familiar lines of trade-related legislation. but mr. speaker, h.r. 6156 will become known as a landmark piece of trade legislation, not because it grants pmtr for russia and muldova, but it includes title 4, the sergei magnitsky rule of law accountability act of 2012. let me share with my colleagues the life and death of sergei magnitsky and whose honor this section of the bill is named. after exposing the largest tax fraud in russian history, tax lawyer sergei magnitsky was wrongly arrested and tortured in a russian prison. six months later he became ill. he was denied medical attention. on november 16, 2009, three years ago tomorrow, h
traditional conservative populism of a jackson or a reagan. certainly, when a country manages to deal with such deadlocks or to change the direction, it comes only through presidential leadership. it doesn't come through any other means. so, you've got a lot of red here, and that may be a good harbinger for your party but it does not say anything about how the country is going to move forward in terms of what you promote. so, given all of that -- if you buy any of it -- to what extent do you see any way in the world that the next four years will be anything other than a continuation of the last four, -- struggling, muddling through, kicking the can down the road and not really dealing with the fundamental problems of america? >> 3 very good questions. i would say that obama's first term has two parts -- before and after the 2010 election, just as the clinton administration was also two parts. they never talk about -- the talk about the last six years, when republicans were present, -- were present, with welfare reform, but they never talk about the first two years when democrats ran e
will be a great governor for the state. he deserves our support. host: jackson, missouri. patty is an independent calller. military, family's and it has distressed me for years that it seems to me the democratic party [unintelligible] i remember that happening during the clinton administration, as well as obama moving through the ranks over the years. when we were stationed in illinois, it was from chicago. i do not think he loves the military. i think he likes to stand around and say things, but would push comes to shove he does not seem to like the military. what is concerning is he talked a lot about people have the right to vote, and the vote should not be suppressed. yet it seems to me a lot of the democratic campaigns have suppressed the military, but have found a way for the military stationed overseas to not have the ability to vote. guest: first, let me say we are all americans. we are all proud of our country. we all support the military. i would never say president obama supports military ever is less than it romney does. that is true on down the line. there are differences in how we c
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